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Poll Question: Is the Rush album "Clockwork Angels" prog rock?
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    Posted: December 30 2017 at 15:39
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I followed Rush fanatically after seeing them live on their 'All the World's a Stage' UK tour in 1977', but I initially saw them as complex, thoughtful heavy rock than the prog rock of Genesis, Yes, ELP etc. Only later did I see the prog-link more clearly. You see in those days genres were less precious than they seem to be now. It was us against the punks! Seriously though, I drifted away from them in the late 80s as they moved away from their core values from my perspective, but Snakes and Arrows and Clockwork Angels were a welcome return to form. Prog-related for me in the vote - but a unique band that can defy categories at their best! Long live Geddy, Alex and Neil!

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I would say prog related. Though Rush are indeed a very and highly beloved prog band, Clockwork Angels does not reach the Prog Standards applied to their music, and to other bands as a matter of fact. It does not mean that the music is bad, actually is a good album, but more on the prog - related category to my ears. 

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Prog and refreshing after much of what went down post Grace Under Pressure.
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i donīt know and i donīt care, itīs a relly good album
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Yes, it is
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ForestFriend Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 31 2017 at 16:46
Not the proggiest or most complex thing they've done, but it certainly feels like they're intentionally trying to bring the "prog" back into their music, so I voted yes.
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Affirmative.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 01 2018 at 16:10
I went with Prog Related. Rush are essentially a hard rock band that veered into conceptual art rock music for a while. I would argue that the last real Prog album they made was Power Windows although I suppose there was a gradual transition back to hard rock until they got to Roll The Bones .They have made some excellent albums since ( I love Vapor Trails especially) but can they really be described as prog rock?!  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 02 2018 at 06:11
Not sure as I've never been able to listen to it the whole way through, I don't know if it's compression or just volume but there's something about the album that makes it unlistenable for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 02 2018 at 06:14
Though the album may be prog-related, I'd say yes. Clockwork Angels was a return to form for Rush. A final flash of glory, never more to grace the night...



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Progish. (Prog Related.)
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Prog related I guess.

Not my thing really. I lost interest in Rush after Counterparts, and everything from Test for Echo onward do nothing for me at all.
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Of course it is. It's their only ever full concept album, for crying out loud! This shouldn't even be an issue.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 02 2018 at 09:13
What a strange poll.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The.Crimson.King Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 02 2018 at 09:37
Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Not sure as I've never been able to listen to it the whole way through, I don't know if it's compression or just volume but there's something about the album that makes it unlistenable for me.


Same here.  I gave it multiple tries and as someone who loves Rush from the 2112 - Power Windows era it was disappointing Confused
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Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:

Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:


Not sure as I've never been able to listen to it the whole way through, I don't know if it's compression or just volume but there's something about the album that makes it unlistenable for me.


Same here.  I gave it multiple tries and as someone who loves Rush from the 2112 - Power Windows era it was disappointing Confused



Same here too, although I do have a soft spot for Fly by Night and COS, but certianly the classic era - which for me goes a little beyond PW - was remarkable. Beyond that it was 'unremarkable' Just chugging hard rock, with Geddy Lee's voice. Could have been a solo Lee project
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Originally posted by Mormegil Mormegil wrote:

Affirmative.

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